Before i start i would like you to pull on your headsets and listen to this song while you read and i promise you a whole new experience . PS. It worked for me and the entire trip i had it on loop :P
There are those times in life when you want to run away – not to escape from the reality but to find yourself so maybe that was the propellant for this trip when one fine day I logged on to makemytrip , found the farthest international destination with a direct flight from Pune because in no world did I want to go from Pune to Mumbai for a whole lot of reasons and so I booked my tickets to Dubai .I got it pretty cheap (15.7K Return ) and the visa for 6.2k from Musafir.com. With no trail on my mind at all and a map downloaded from Google I began planning for my Arabian adventure.
Going back 23 years in reverse, I was born in Iran and have already been to a couple of Middle-Eastern countries like Oman and Saudi, I already had a hint of the middle eastern flavor but this time I wanted it to be self-exploration and all. So I arrived in Dubai at like 12:00 am but thanks to the never ending immigrations I got out of the airport at 3 in the morning but thankfully had some relatives there, so I didn’t have to struggle for a place that night.
But obviously couldn’t sleep the entire night with the adrenaline rush so without an alarm clock I woke up at 7 am, thanked the nice people for letting me stay and began my solo Middle Eastern adventure.
Day 1- Destination 1-Souk Madinat Jumeirah
Located near Jumeirah Beach area, the Souk Madinat Jumeriah is a perfect amalgamation of traditional Arabian culture and luxury.
I didn’t take it because I was too immersed in the architecture and the wooden ceilings but you surely can take magical and relaxing Abra(water) tour and meander waterways and wide open seascapes.
Madinat Jumeirah encompasses three boutique hotels; Al Qasr which literally translates to The Palace, Mina A'Salam, and Dar Al Masyaf..
After I decided its too much luxury for me at the moment, I took a cab and my map showed Atlantis next.
Day 1-Destination 2 – Atlantis- Palm Jumeirah